When it comes to the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to film making, there is a common misconception that AI will replace human cinematographers, effectively ending the art of film making. However, AI can actually be used to enhance the process of filmmaking, making it more collaborative and allowing filmmakers to realize ideas that have previously been impossible.
AI can be used to accurately scan and analyze a scene before it is filmed. This involves the AI looking for flaws and inconsistencies in the scene, as well as identifying potential opportunities for improvement. This can be incredibly helpful for filmmakers, who can then plan their shots accordingly. For example, if the AI identifies an object of interest in the scene, the filmmakers can take extra care to make sure that it is properly framed within the scene. In this way, AI can save time and money, while ensuring that the film looks as stunning as possible.
AI can also be used to make the process of filming more collaborative. By allowing filmmakers to track the progress of other collaborators in real-time, AI can help filmmakers to better coordinate and plan their shots. This can be particularly helpful for larger projects or ones with multiple remote contributors – for example, during a pandemic. Additionally, AI can be used to speed up post-production processes, such as add special effects, correcting lighting, and other details that can otherwise take a considerable amount of time.
Furthermore, AI can be used to make so-called “unfilmable” projects doable. By replacing certain parts of the filmmaking process with AI processes, filmmakers can get closer to achieving complex projects that may have been seemingly impossible before. This could range from cutting down on the need for extensive green screen work, to collaborating on a split-screen finale across thousands of miles without ever having to step foot in the same production studio.
In conclusion, AI can provide numerous benefits to filmmakers, while also allowing them to achieve the seemingly impossible. This is why far from being a death knell for cinema, AI can actually help to make it more collaborative and make the “unfilmable”, filmable.